Reducing Hot Flashes with Macafem and More
Hot flashes are one of the most common menopause symptoms, with around 75% of women experiencing them, but they’re also one of the most bothersome. They are caused by changes in estrogen levels that trigger the sweating response to cool the body down even when it wasn’t too warm in the first place. Macafem can help with hot flashes thanks to its ability to balance hormone levels. While it’s taking effect, these strategies can help you minimize hot flashes as much as possible.
Watch Out for Triggers
When hormone levels are out of balance, some things can set off a hot flash episode. Each woman might have different triggers, but common ones include spicy foods, excessive caffeine intake, too many alcoholic drinks, high stress, and smoking. You can identify what external factors might be triggering your hot flashes by keeping a record of when you have a hot flash, what you were doing at the time, and anything you’ve eaten or drunk during the day.
Renew Your Wardrobe
Make sure you’re wearing clothes made of breathable fabrics, like cotton. Silk and polyester garments can trap in heat and sweat. It’s a good idea to wear layers to be able to easily adjust to different environments and external temperature changes. On a related note, cotton bed sheets are ideal, and they can be layered in place of heavy blankets.
Regulate Ambient Temperature
As much as you can, adjust the temperature of your surroundings to prevent hot flashes. The easiest ways to do this are by using a fan, opening a window, or turning on the air conditioning. However, you won’t always be somewhere where you have control over the thermostat. Try to arrive to meetings, movies, and other events a little early so that you can pick out the best seat in the house where you will be most comfortable.
Deep breathing is a relaxation technique that has been shown to help in reducing hot flashes. It’s important to keep the pace of your breaths even. Inhale fully through your nose for five seconds, and then exhale through your mouth for five seconds, keeping your focus on your respiration. You can practice this technique when you feel a hot flash coming on or when it’s time to unwind.
Balancing hormone levels often requires action from several different angles. In addition to taking Macafem and implementing the above tips, regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential. For more information about this holistic approach, check out our Macafem Plus Program!
National Institute on Aging. (2015). What Can You Do for Hot Flashes and Other Menopausal Symptoms. Retrieved June 3, 2016, from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause-time-change/what-can-you-do-hot-flashes-and-other-menopausal-symptoms